Assessment of the Economic Impacts of Rural Public Transportation
land use - impacts, place - rural
case studies, economic impacts, rural transit, United States
Almost 1,200 public transportation systems now exist in rural communities across the United States and receive Federal funding. Many of these systems have been in operation since the 1970s and 1980s, but their economic impacts have seldom been quantified. This report examines the economic impacts of selected rural public transportation services at the local level through case studies, and it estimates the national economic impact of rural public transportation on an average annual per county basis. This report will be of interest to state and local transportation planners, analysts, and decisionmakers to assist them in matters pertaining to the introduction and expansion of public transportation services in rural areas.
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Burkhardt, J.E., Hedrick, J.L., & McGavock, A.T. (1998). Assessment of the Economic Impacts of Rural Public Transportation. Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 34, published by Transportation Research Board, Washington.